A 20-year-old man from the Far South Side drowned in the Chicago River downtown late Thursday.
Jermaine A. Nixon Jr. was with a group of friends when he jumped into the water about 11:30 p.m. near the Columbus Drive bridge, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
They called for help when he lost consciousness, and a CPD marine unit pulled him from the water, authorities said.
Nixon was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died at 12:50 a.m. Friday. He lived in the 10400 block of South Avenue L, authorities said.
An autopsy Friday found that he drowned and ruled his death an accident.